Sanaz says her good-byes and puts on her black robe and scarf over her orange shirt and jeans, coiling her scarf around her neck to cover her huge gold earrings. She directs wayward strands of hair under the scarf.
They patrol the streets to make sure that women like Sanaz wear their veils properly, do not wear makeup, do not walk in public with men who are not their fathers, brothers or husbands.
I hope no one sees, hears, or notices me.
The Blood of God
She will pass slogans on the walls, quotations from Khomeini and a group called the Party of God.
MY SISTER, GUARD YOUR VEIL. MY BROTHER, GUARD YOUR EYES.
MEN WHO WEAR TIES ARE U.S. LACKEYS. VEILING IS A WOMAN’S PROTECTION.